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Author
Sheppard, R. T.
Title
West Australian Government Stamp Batteries 1898 to 1987
In
Eleventh National Conference on Engineering Heritage: Federation Engineering a Nation; Proceedings
Imprint
Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, 2001, pp. 183-191
ISBN/ISSN
1740922155
Url
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=520921384678663;res=IELENG
Abstract

The Government of Western Australia, from 1898 to 1987, operated Stamp Batteries to assist in opening up gold mining activity within the State. During the 89 years of operation the Government stamp batteries had a chequered history. A very rapid increase in stamp battery numbers at the beginning of the century and a long slow decline. Western Australia, unlike any other State in Australia provided these treatment facilities to assist the prospectors in the discovery of gold.

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